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From the Ted Talk by Nina Medvinskaya: Is life meaningless? And other absurd questions

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Camus’ contemporaries weren’t so accepting of futility. Many existentialists _________ for _______ revolution to upend systems they ________ were depriving people of agency and purpose. Camus responded with his second set of work: the _____ of revolt. In "The Rebel," he explored _________ as a creative act, rather than a destructive one. Camus believed that _________ power dynamics only led to an endless cycle of violence. Instead, the way to _____ needless bloodshed is to establish a public understanding of our shared human nature. Ironically, it was this cycle of relatively peaceful ideas that triggered his _______ with many fellow writers and philosophers.

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  3. rebellion
  4. violent
  5. believed
  6. inverting
  7. cycle
  8. fallout

Original Text

Camus’ contemporaries weren’t so accepting of futility. Many existentialists advocated for violent revolution to upend systems they believed were depriving people of agency and purpose. Camus responded with his second set of work: the cycle of revolt. In "The Rebel," he explored rebellion as a creative act, rather than a destructive one. Camus believed that inverting power dynamics only led to an endless cycle of violence. Instead, the way to avoid needless bloodshed is to establish a public understanding of our shared human nature. Ironically, it was this cycle of relatively peaceful ideas that triggered his fallout with many fellow writers and philosophers.

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